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Garrity, Sarah; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Van Liew, Charles; Day, Ashley – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Despite the well-documented benefits of bilingualism, current educational practices in the United States reflect the deeply held belief that because the United States is an English speaking country, English should be the language of instruction. This belief was codified into law in California via the 1998 passage of Proposition 227, which banned…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Sung, Kenzo K. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
Based on a qualitative study of an urban middle school, this article examines student perceptions of shifting tracking structures following the dismantling of a school's bilingual education program. The article demonstrates that students understood the school changes based on supposed language needs through an explicitly racialized lens, thereby…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Urban Schools, English Only Movement, Educational Change
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Schirling, Elsa; Contreras, Frances; Ayala, Carlos – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Interviews with parents, teachers, and administrators of a California Bay Area elementary school explored the impact of Proposition 227 on parent involvement, student achievement, classroom instruction, and student and teacher emotions. Data indicate that an overemphasis on language of instruction overshadowed other critical issues such as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Classroom Environment
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Alamillo, Laura; Viramontes, Celia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Interviews with 77 California teachers who either continued teaching bilingual education, switched to English immersion, or continued teaching English immersion sought their perspectives on impacts of Proposition 227 to the teaching profession, instructional practices, students, school culture, and teacher relationships. Implementation of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Collegiality, Educational Change, Educational Environment